No wonder Selena Gomez is so hopelessly hung up on Justin Bieber.
The pop stars, both of whom are going through some troubled times lately (though only one of them gets in trouble with the cops like it's his job) have quite a history.
For Selena, who went to rehab because of Justin, he was and is her first love. Emotionally and physically. He reportedly bragged about this to a pal recently:
“I knew she was in love with me when she gave me her virginity.”
A source close to the on-again, off-again couple exclusively says Bieber dished about his “first time” with Gomez, claiming the pair escaped to Palm Springs, Calif.
“It was in the summer of 2011. They flew to Palm Springs for a couple days and had a super private place to stay,” the pal said of her v-card presentation.
“The purpose of the trip was 100 percent because Selena finally said ‘yes’ to having sex with him. They agreed because they both said they were in love.”
Bieber, 19, and Gomez, 21, confirmed their relationship in February 2011, when he told Rolling Stone, "I don’t think you should have sex with anyone unless you love them.”
Those Bieber stripper photos suggest he has deviated from that mantra significantly in recent years, but the point remains: Selena was in love with him.
“Justin told me, ‘I knew she was in love with me when she gave me her virginity,’” the source dished. “He said it with no embarrassment or shyness whatsoever.”
1. Justin Bieber With Selena Gomez Photo
Justin Bieber loves him some Selena Gomez. Just see these pics from happier times and you'll know it.
2. Justin Bieber Loves Selena Gomez
Justin Bieber loves Selena Gomez. Just see these pics from happier times and you'll know it.
3. Selena Gomez, Justin Bieber Photo
Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber during one of their many stints as a couple. Or at least a couple of hot stars who hooked up.
4. Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez Instagram Photo
Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez are back together again. Check out this Instagram pic and see for yourself.
5. Justin Bieber Shirtess With Selena Gomez
Justin Bieber is shirtless with Selena Gomez in a hot new Instagram photo.
6. Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez Instagram
Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez in an Instagram pic that briefly made the online rounds before he took it down.
7. Justin and Selena in the Water
Remember the good times between Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez? They cozy up big time in this photograph.
8. Jelena Makes Out!
Selena Gomez gets her bikini on here. And her makeout session with Justin Bieber.
9. Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber on Vacation
Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber share a romantic moment here while on vacation. We really hope these two make it!
10. Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber Together
Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber arrived at the Vanity Fair Oscars party in this photo. They look cute together, don't they?
11. Selena and Justin Hug
Is everything as happy-go-lucky as it seems here between Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez? Rumors sprung up in the summer of 2012 that placed this relationship on the rocks.
12. Justin with Selena
Selena Gomez has a great reason for smiling large in this photo. She's staring right at Justin Bieber!
13. Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez Photograph
Justin Bieber looks quite smitten with Selena Gomez in this Twitter photo, doesn't he? The couple is celebrating Justin's 18th birthday in Hollywood.
14. Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez on Oscar Night
Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez were fortunate to each have a very cute date on Oscar night 2011: one another!
15. Jelena Smooch
Justin Bieber lays a kiss on Selena Gomez in this cute photo. The former has said he'd like to be a young father.
16. Jelena Date Pic
Justin Bieber loves a good smoothies. The singer and girlfriend Selena Gomez are seen here on a date.
17. Justin and Selena as One
Justin and Selena as One. That's the name of this ridiculous statue, which was created by some idiot named Daniel Edwards.
18. Selena and Justin Photo
Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez appear on stage together here. But the real news is what goes on between these two off stage!
19. Cleavage Ogling
Like what you see, Justin Bieber? The singer ogles girlfriend Selena Gomez in this shot from the MuchMusic Video Awards.
20. Lovey Dovey Couple
Selena Gomez looks over at Justin Bieber in this photo. It's easy to imagine what she is thinking, isn't it?
21. Jelena Kiss
They made it clear at the 2011 Billboard Music Awards: Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez are very much an item.
22. A Justin Bieber Foot Rub
Justin Bieber gives Selena Gomez a foot rub in this Twit pic. We're really sorry, gals. You might wanna turn away.
23. Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez at Dinner
Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez went out to dinner for the former's 17th birthday. They wanted to be left alone by photographers.
24. Justin and Selena
Justin Bieber gives a sexy nod to his girlfriend in this photo. Yup, he and Selena Gomez are very much an item.
25. Taylor Swift: Grossed Out By Jelena Kiss
Watch Taylor Swift react to Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez pecking each other on the cheek in this gif. It's rather classic.
26. Adorable Hand Holders
It doesn't get much more clear than this: Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez are holding hands!
27. Precious Twosome
Are they or aren't they? That's the question fans are debating, as they watch Justin Bieber hang out often with Selena Gomez.
28. Near Hand Holding!
Their hands are almost touching! Check out Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez going for a walk in Miami together.
Things went south in 2013, but the two briefly reconnected in January of this year ... after which they had a falling out and Selena went to rehab for two weeks.
Gomez bailed on rehab just 14 days into a six-week program, according to a new report, failing to complete the course of treatment she signed up for.
Selena reportedly ignored the advice of medical professionals and rehab staff by leaving before finishing the program she began at The Meadows.
Despite her pulled-together, good-girl image, she had reportedly been "partying really hard" in recent months, using alcohol, weed and Ambien.
All of which can be traced back to her relationship Justin Bieber, her people say, both in terms of her fragile emotional state and exposure to his lifestyle.
Whatever drove them apart, and whomever is to blame, they may be too toxic together to make it work as a couple, although we wish both the best.
One's been in rehab and may need to go back. The other clearly needs some kind of reality check. Here's hoping they can get their lives together ...
1. Justin Bieber-Selena Gomez Text #1
One of five text message screen caps allegedly sent from Justin Bieber to Selena Gomez. It's pretty interesting if true.
2. Justin Bieber-Selena Gomez Text #2
The second of five text message screen caps allegedly sent from Justin Bieber to Selena Gomez. It's pretty incriminating if true.
3. Justin Bieber-Selena Gomez Text #3
The third of five text message screen caps allegedly sent from Justin Bieber to Selena Gomez. It's pretty interesting if true.
4. Justin Bieber-Selena Gomez Text #4
The fourth of text message screen caps allegedly sent from Justin Bieber to Selena Gomez. It's pretty interesting stuff if true.